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What would the life expectancy with prostate cancer that has metastise to the bones be?

What would the life expectancy with prostate cancer that has metastise to the bones be?

Advanced Cancer: Once prostate cancer has spread to the bones, the prognosis becomes poorer. Treatment revolves around suppressing growth by decreasing testosterone. This hormone deprivation, however, only helps for a little while. Eventually the disease will progress. Other treatments are possible, but all in all only 1/3 men in this situation survive 5 years.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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What is the life expectancy for patients with prostate cancer that has metastised to the bones?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer with bone metastasis with current therapies available most patients can survive 2 to 3 years on an average. Some of them can go on to 5 years (20%) chance. It is not a curative situation so treatments are considered palliative.

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Prostate cancer is around prostate and a little in the rectum. Is that treatable? What should we expect? Life expectancy?

Prostate cancer is around prostate and a little in the rectum. Is that treatable? What should we expect? Life expectancy?

Treatable: prostate cancer remains very treatable when confined to soft tissue. Once it metastasizes to bone, it is painful and harder to control. If not in bone, easily 5-10 years.

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What is the life expectancy of a person with multiple bone metastases from prostate cancer?

What is the life expectancy of a person with multiple bone metastases from prostate cancer?

Can be years: These patients can survive years, depending on if they don't have other organ involvement also if they are responsive to hormone treatment.

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What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?

What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?

Radical Remission: Is the name of a book by Kelly Turner. She investigated the cases of people who had dire prognoses and yet lived long beyond them. It might be worth a read for the situation you mention. Peace and good health.

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Will early detection of prostate cancer save my life?

Will early detection of prostate cancer save my life?

This week: Ian thompson posted long term effects of the prostate prevention trial in the nejm. It showed that there was "no difference" in 15 year survival between the group "treated" with Proscar (finasteride) and those observed. If you are 42, have a new diagnosis of prosca, one still can opt for treat or observe, watch & wait, depending on "findings" (psa, gleason sum, etc). So, early DX may be a boon, or lead to harm.

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How much time can your life with stage 4 prostate cancer?

How much time can your life with stage 4 prostate cancer?

30%: With prostate cancer that has spread to lymph nodes, bones or other organs the 5 year survival rate is about 30%.

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What are the symptoms of prostate cancer and how it can be treated? Does it has effect on your daily life if your prostate in removed?

Initial stages none: Initial stages prostate cancer will not have any symptoms, symptoms appear with spread to bone as bone pains etc, or urinary obstruction. With current techniques, will not affect daily life in most of the time, . Surgery may cause erectile dysfunction, will not have normal ejaculation..

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How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

Significantly: It will change. Even if potency is preserved (70% in the best of hands), it will be dry. You need to look at all the options. Cancer doesn't help either. Decide with your partner what is best and go forward with faith!

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Survival rate prostate cancer spreaded around and bone scan shows a little on left n right pelvic. Is it serious? Life expetancy? Serius should Worry?

Survival rate prostate cancer spreaded around and bone scan shows a little on left n right pelvic. Is it serious? Life expetancy? Serius should Worry?

Very Serious: Metastatic prostate cancer is a serious problem and according to a recent article by A Patrikidou, the median survival is 5.2 years. The good news is that in the last few years there have been several advances and new medications that should extend this. Treatment starts with hormones but sometimes radiation is needed if certain bones are involved. Typically your urologist will coordinate care.

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If I have prostate cancer can have sex and and if they block hormone haw can I have libido and erction or no more sex in my life

If I have prostate cancer can have sex and and if they block hormone haw can I have libido and erction or no more sex in my life

Urologist: Prostate cancer, by itself is no contraindication to sex and you can have it as much as you desire and are capable of. Hormone treatment will affect your sex life but it does not have to disappear. Please discuss the various options with your urologist.

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Can woman get prostate cancer?

Can woman get prostate cancer?

No: Lucky for us - that is one kind of cancer we can't get. Only men have prostates.

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How does one get prostate cancer?

How does one get prostate cancer?

We don't know: Prostate cancer is not a cancer that one just "gets". Its appears to be a multifactorial diease that is influenced by genetics but may also occur sporadically without any family history. There has been recent data to show that viyamin e may increase chances of getting cancer but there are no other specific links thus far.

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Can a man survive prostate cancer?

Can a man survive prostate cancer?

Yes: Most men with screen-detected prostate cancer will not die of their disease. Age at diagnosis is probably the most important factor in this prediction (ie, life expectancy). Some men with high grade prostate cancers may be diagnosed with advanced disease or may progress to advanced stages despite treatment. These men are at greatest risk of death, but fortunately represent a minority of cases.

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How do people treat prostate cancer?

Mutiple options: Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing). Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice.

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What does prostate cancer look like?

What does prostate cancer look like?

Cancer or tumor: Of the prostate typically is a slow growing nodule within the prostate. The gleason grade helps to stratify the tumors that are higher grade from lower grade slower growing tumors. Some cancers can be palpated on exam. Higher grade tumors may be more aggressive and may be less likely to form a mass. The psa test may be helpful in the appropriate clinical setting.

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What can you tell me about prostate cancer?

What can you tell me about prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer is the most common cancer amoung men in the USA. About 225, 000 men are diagnosed each year and about 25, 000 men will die from prostate cancer each year; about 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer; but only 1 in 50 of those diagnosed will die of prostate cancer. The 5 year survival for localized prostate cancer 100%; so diagnosis does not equal death!

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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